the sitting together of a court, council, legislature, or the like, for conference or the transaction of business: Congress is now in session.
a single continuous sitting, or period of sitting, of persons so assembled.
a continuous series of sittings or meetings of a court, legislature, or the like.
the period or term during which such a series is held.
sessions, (in English law) the sittings or a sitting of justices in court, usually to deal with minor offenses, grant licenses, etc.
a single continuous course or period of lessons, study, etc., in the work of a day at school: Through a mixture of both lectures and lab sessions, you will develop a broad engineering skill base.
a portion of the year into which instruction is organized at a college or other educational institution: She’s enrolled in a six-week summer session.
the governing body of a local Presbyterian church, composed of the pastor who moderates and the elders.
a period of time during which a group of persons meets to pursue a particular activity: It was the last show before their recording sessions this week where they will produce their first album.
- ses·sion·al, adjective
- pre·ses·sion, noun
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How to use session in a sentence
No other teams were in the gym during the sessions, though Clark said occasionally non-Patrick Henry students would join in.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out | Ashly McGlone | September 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Earlier this year, boxing superstar Mike Tyson shared astonishing video clips from one of his recent sparring sessions.Mike Tyson’s comeback is a counterpunch to age discrimination | Lila MacLellan | September 16, 2020 | Quartz
I felt I had just gone to a group therapy session, but had one too many beers to properly take part.
I don’t think the governor – certainly he wouldn’t call a special session for that conversation, but if we do have a special session, that needs to be a part of it.Sacramento Report: Bipartisan Support for a Special Session | Sara Libby | September 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
SitterStream is a new startup providing 30- to 90-minute virtual babysitting and tutoring sessions.The best back-to-school benefits companies are offering their employees | ehinchliffe | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
These are eight of the most interesting laws passed in the second session of the 113th Congress.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive | Ben Jacobs | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her services include a makeup session for a night out for $50.
On piano was legendary session man Billy Preston, who co-wrote and recorded the original version one year before Cocker's.
Couple removed the weights and continued the session further.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau | Ian Frisch | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But when the 114th Congress gavels into session in January, GOP speechwriters are going to need some new material.
It will be a busy session; and I want to see if I can't become a useful public man.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Important orders for new books are now in course of execution, the volumes being due early in this year's session.Report of the Chief Librarian for the Year 1924-25 | General Assembly Library (New Zealand)
Three to four examples thoroughly studied are quite sufficient for one session or sitting.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He was one of the lords of session in Scotland, and a philosophical writer of considerable learning, but of peculiar notions.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Policeman: The prisoner's three brothers were transported last session, and his mother and father are now in Clerkenwell.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for session
the meeting of a court, legislature, judicial body, etc, for the execution of its function or the transaction of business
a single continuous meeting of such a body
a series or period of such meetings
the time during which classes are held
a school or university term or year
Presbyterian Church the judicial and administrative body presiding over a local congregation and consisting of the minister and elders
a meeting of a group of musicians to record in a studio
a meeting of a group of people to pursue an activity
any period devoted to an activity
See Court of Session
- sessional, adjective
- sessionally, adverb
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Other Idioms and Phrases with session
see bull session.
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